Buying furniture for the study means that I have all this packing foam lying around, and I really want to do something with it other than just throw it away.
I figured that I’d cut and glue pieces together to make a general shape, and then use that as the basis for a paper-mache model which would look more organic and soft. Something like an urban vinyl toy, but more… rustic I guess… and even more “limited edition”.
Some quick internet searches reveal interesting possibilities and material handling information:
- Foam robots! Both exhibition pieces and hobby projects.
- A bunch of useful tips from Associated Content.
- Hot-wire cutting gear from specialty stores and local hobby shops.
So I may be able to get an organic look by rounding the foam itself… but I’d kinda like to make a few models all the same shape, but with different paint-jobs… so paper-mache may still be the way to go.